Our weekly look at what’s weird in theaters, on hot-off-the-presses DVDs and Blu-rays (and hot off the server VODs), and on more distant horizons…
Trailers of new release movies are generally available at the official site links.
IN THEATERS (LIMITED RELEASE):
Revengeance (2016): A comic biker noir about a “low-rent” bounty hunter hired to recover an item stolen from “Deathface,” a former pro-wrestler turned U.S. Senator. Indie animation legend Revengeance official site.completed this feature in 2016 (with the aid of a Kickstarter campaign), but it’s debuting this week in NYC, with a screening next week in LA (with DVD and/or VOD presumably soon to follow).
NEW ON HOME VIDEO:
Piranha II: The Spawning (1981): A scuba diver tries to figure out where all these mutant flying piranha (!) are coming from. Debuting director Buy Piranha II: The Spawning.was fired from this picture after just one week, arguably making a hopeless project even worse—but it still gets a “collectors edition” Blu-ray release from Shout! Factory.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) [IMAX]: Although prints of Stanley Kubrick‘s weird sci-fi classic have been touring all summer, Warner Brothers will be re-releasing a -supervised remastered version of 2001 specifically for IMAX theaters beginning on August 24. The reason we mention it now is that, although the film will screen in 350 locations in the U.S. and Canada, there will be only be four IMAX theaters screening it in 70mm: Universal Citywalk (LA), Lincoln Square (NYC), Metreon (San Francisco), and Ontario Place Cinesphere (Toronto). Tickets for those four venues go on sale today, and are sure to sell out. You’re on your own finding tickets (hint: try Google), but you can’t say we didn’t give you a heads up. Here’s Warner Brothers’ full press release.
CERTIFIED WEIRD (AND OTHER) REPERTORY SCREENINGS:
- Chicago, IL, 8/3-8/4 (midnights) – Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971). At the Music Box Theater.
- Dallas, TX, 8/7 – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010). At the Texas Theater.
- Los Angeles, CA, 8/9 – A Boy and His Dog (1975). At the Egyptian Theater.
- Louisville, KY, 8/4 (midnight) – Wild at Heart (1990). At Baxter Avenue Theater.
- New York City, NY, 8/3 – 8/9 – Yellow Submarine (1968). At IFC Center.
- New York City, NY, 8/4 – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). At the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
- New York City, NY, 8/4 & 8/6 – Holy Motors (2012). At the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
- New York City, NY, 8/9 – Enter the Void (2009) (with new live electronic score by Adrianna “Gooddroid” Moschides). At Videology Bar & Cinema.
- Oakland, CA, 8/3-8/5 – Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) (dubbed or subtitled – check calendar). At the New Parkway Theater.
- Pittsburgh, PA, 8/3-8/9 – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). At Row House Cinema.
- Portland, OR, 8/6 – 3 Women (1977). At NW Film Center.
- Silver Spring, MD, 8/3 & 8/8 – Hour of the Wolf [Vargtimmen] (1968). At AFI Silver Theater.
- Silver Spring, MD, 8/4-8/5 – Yellow Submarine (1968). At AFI Silver Theater.
- Tuscon, AZ, 8/3-8/4 – Akira (1988). At the Loft.
- Tuscon, AZ, 8/9 – Persona (1966). At the Loft.
- Vancouver, BC, Canada, 8/5 – Yellow Submarine (1968). At the Rio.
- Vancouver, BC, Canada, 8/6 – Stalker (1979). At the Rio.
What are you looking forward to? If you have any weird movie leads that I have overlooked, feel free to leave them in the COMMENTS section.